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© Mr John H. Sparkes

IoE Number: 264187
Location: FORMER FLAX MILL IMMEADIATELY NORTH OF FLAXDRAYTON FARMHOUSE,
  SOUTH PETHERTON, SOUTH SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr John H. Sparkes
Date Photographed: 25 March 2003
Date listed: 18 February 1988
Date of last amendment: 18 February 1988
Grade II

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SOUTH PETHERTON CPST41NEDRAYTON3/103Former flax mill immediatelynorth of Flaxdrayton Farmhouse

SOUTH PETHERTON CP ST41NE DRAYTON 3/103 Former flax mill immediately north of Flaxdrayton Farmhouse GV II Former flax mill, now furniture workshops. Early Cl9. Ham stone cut and squared, ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roofs with coped gables; on north side a tall brick chimney, square, on stone base, tapered with stone cap. Mostly 2-storey: north-west elevation of main building 3 bays irregular fenestration, with the projecting stack to right of bay 3; C20 window upper bay 1, otherwise small-pane cast-iron windows with segmental-arched heads set in rectangular timber frames under timber lintels: 2 extensions further north, with large sliding doors now fitted, but matching windows to first unit; and additional extensions to wouth-west, set slightly lower: inside the courtyard the south-east elevation of the last unit is a 3-bay office, with doors to centre bay, staggered, the upper in segmental-arched opening in gabled dormer: iron starcase across bay 3 to door in south-west gable of main wing. Two further buildings, a hayloft and a barn, all with parallel roofs, attached to south-east side of main block. Interior not seen, but it is understood that although the mill closed in 1931 some machinery still remains (VCH, Vol III, 1974).

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